Diabetes Awareness Month Brings Spotlight to Dr. Jeanine Albu & Mount Sinai Health System

1/9/2015

Throughout the year, Jeanine Albu, MD, and her team of diabetes experts at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospitals focus on not only treating diabetes—but also on helping to prevent it. During Diabetes Awareness Month in November when the nation focuses its attention on this syndrome that affects nearly 10% of the U.S. population, the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition seizes the opportunity to reach even more people with life-saving information about how to reduce their risks of diabetes and, if possible, avoid this 7th leading cause of death in the United States.

Dr. Albu, who serves as chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospitals and also sees patients at Mount Sinai Multispecialty Physicians and UMPA at Amsterdam Avenue, recently spoke with Katie Charles of New York Daily News (see article from November 9, 2014). She explained to Ms. Charles the signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes. Her core message: “With proper medical treatment, diabetes can be kept in check, and in many cases it can be prevented in the first place.”

Dr. Albu recommends that anyone with questions or concerns about diabetes seek out the professional help of primary care physicians, diabetes specialists, dieticians, or diabetes educators, and work within a structured program. Doctors can perform initial assessments, including tests of blood glucose numbers, in order to most effectively customize individualized programs. “There’s nothing to lose, because a healthful lifestyle is good for everybody,” says Dr. Albu. Today is the day to take the steps towards a healthier future for those living with—and also those living without—diabetes. 

For more information about the Mount Sinai Health System, including the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospitals, please visit www.mountsinaihealth.org. To locate an UMPA practice or to schedule an appointment, see www.umpa.com or call 212-523-UMPA (8672). 

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